Pixel Santa

Posted on Dec 23, 2019 in animation, character design, game

Look who’s coming – with 8 bits per minute! Happy Holidays.

Pixel Santa Walkcycle

Nomination for German Animated Game Awards at ITFS 2019

Posted on May 6, 2019 in animation, game, news

News! Our game Acorn Tilewalker got nominated for the Animated Games Awards at the 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. We’re still excited and humbled to be around such awesome creations like NowhereProphet , Lazuli and The Longing by Studio Suefz. Eventually, Trüberbrook, took home the prize last week, damn well earned!

Acorn Tilewalker – Available Now!

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 in animation, character design, game, news
Acorn tilewalker - Available Now

Our handcrafted turn-based isometric puzzle game Acorn Tilewalker is available now!
Find it here on Google Play and the AppStore.

For more info and updates follow TomGrillGames on Instagram, Twitter and good old Facebook

Find out more about the art and animation I did for this game in the project section.

Acorn Tilewalker – Trailer Out Now

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 in animation, character design, game, news

Here’s our TRAILER for Acorn Tilewalker – our epic puzzle game for your mobile device.
Epic story upfront, followed by some actual game play, even music … It’s all there – hope you like it!

Available December 19th for Android and iOS.

Fan art – Blanka

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in character design, game, news


Streetfighter 2 was the theme of the month over at the character design challenge. So I draw some Blanka fan art … the character I probably picked most of the time back in the 90s. More poses of Blanka in my IG Feed.

Acorn Tilewalker origin story

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in character design, comic, game, news

Back in the game … literally. This is the first of around 14 panels telling the origin story of Acorn Tilewalker, the mobile game I’m currently drawing and animating for.
For more footage visit the project page.
More frequent updates on my IG Profile.

The isometric puzzle adventure is coded and compiled by TomGrill Games and set to be released in the next few months!

Check the open beta here and leave us some feedback if you like, thanks!  (Android & iOS)

acorn tielwalker story panel no. 01

Screenshots of Acorn Tilewalker

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 in game, news

Thanks to everyone who already took a look at the game – we appreciate your feedback!

For those still hesitating: a small preview of what you will see by playing the BETA of Acorn Tilewalker. Start screen, level selection and an actual level of its first world “In the woods”. Everything still work in progress, more features to come! Download your version and be one of the first to experience this newborn puzzle game.

Acorn Tilewalker Screen Start

start screen

Acorn Tilewalker Screen Level Selection

level selection

Acorn Tilewalker Screen Level

level with buttons, floating things and what not

Check out the work in progress on Behance, or here in the work section.

Play the BETA version of Acorn Tilewalker!

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in game, news

It’s time to PLAY! The BETA Version or our game Acorn Tilewalker is now available for Android and iOS!
Get it here: https://goo.gl/mn1SBp

What do you think? We’d be happy to know!
It would be awesome to get some comments and feedback from you. Since the game is still work in progress, we are regularly adding new elements to it.

Have fun! Solve the puzzles! And don’t touch the blue stuff …

Acorn Tilewalker Beta Version out now
Acorn Tilewalker is put together in magic code by one man game dev studio TomGrill Games. Pixels and animation by me.

If you like – follow TomGrill Games on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and get an insight view of the developement.

Game App Acorn Tilewalker (WIP)

Posted on Nov 3, 2017 in game, news

Let me introduce you to our little hero, Acorn Tilewalker! Over a year in developement, the game will be available on Android and IOS early next year. Open beta is starting soon, though!
Follow me or TomGrillGames on instagram, facebook or twitter for more updates.

// edit: the work in progress page is online

Acorn Tilewalker Introduction

Kick off for mobile game Acorn (Working Title)

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 in animation, character design, game, news, sketch

Mobile Game Acorn WIP Character Scetches
Mobile Game Acorn WIP Isometric Test
Mobile Game Acorn WIP Elements
Mobile Game Acorn WIP Level Mockup
Let’s go isometric! First drafts for a mobile game, called Acorn (working title).
A turn based puzzle game by rookie indie game developer TomGrill Games.
(There’s not even a website yet. It’s still like a good smelling newborn baby. Drooling with joy.)